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Where in the Bible does it talk about going to hell?

Having a debate. They're saying there is no hell. Where is scripture and verse? Or if there is, where is it located. Really need to know. Its important. Thanks for your help!

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Asked by Prayerpartner at 2:35 AM on Sep. 24, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I think hell is not really a place. It's something in yourself. Everybody has it. It's the bad things in you, the one's you're having a struggle with. Some struggle more than others. And some can destroy themselves.
    It's all there for a reason. There has to be a balnce in the universe. Otherwise we would all just roll of the edge, wouldn't we?

    Answer by BeachMom81 at 2:40 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Not sure i think in Revelations

    Answer by LoVe4Free at 2:46 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • search keyword:hell

    Answer by hill_star03 at 3:18 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • I am pretty sure Revelations it talks of all that stuff....

    Answer by ajc88 at 3:29 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Its not about the word hell being there or not, its about the words that were translated into hell, and what the passages really say. ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:43 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 10:28 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • biblegateway is a good source ... so is blueletterbible... and there you can use the Strong's to gain understanding of the words used.

    Hell is mentioned in many different ways .

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:54 AM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • You won't find it... There is no mention of hell in the bible. There are scriptures which have been mis-translated to refer to hell, but if you do your research about the words which were originally used you'll find out they are in reality nothing like what one would think of as Hell. In fact the Jewish people had no belief in Hell, and neither did the early Christians. The belief in Hell wasn't common or taught until nearly 150 years after the birth of Christianity and was in fact an altered version of the common belief in the Tartarus layer of Hades.

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 12:07 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • The specific word "hell" is mentioned 14 times in the NT (this in the ESV which is a direct word-for-word translation of the original manuscripts). But "hell" isn't the only reference to hell in the whole of Scripture.

    Matthew 5:22, 29, 30; 10:28; 16:18; 18:9; 23:15, 33
    Mark 9:43, 45, 47
    Luke 12:5
    James 3:6
    2 Peter 2:4

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:50 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

  • Here is what my Greek/English Bible says

    short definition (about)
    γεέννα (geenna 1067)
    [Greek for גי חנם, Ghi-Hinnom, or valley of Hinnom, Jos 15:8, where was the scene of the Moloch worship חפת (Tophet, that is to say, abomination). 2Ch 33:6. Jer 2:23; 7:31; 19:6, etc. Hence desecrated by Josiah, 2Ki 23:10. The name was not derived from the worship of Moloch, but from the later use of the burning of carrion, by means of ever-burning fire, Jer 31:40. Isa 66:24. Probably used by our Lord as a symbol (compare Isa 30:33; 66:24. Mal 4:1, with Luk 17:29,30. Mat 13:40), for the notion of a devouring judgment fire, which was current prior to the possible employment of Gehenna in this sense (Lev 10:2. Num 16:35. 2Ki 1., etc.)] Reference(s)
    Mat 5:22, Mat 5:29, Mat 5:30, Mat 10:28, Mat 18:9, Mat 23:15, Mat 23:33, Mar 9:43, Mar 9:45, Mar 9:47, Luk 12:5, Jas 3:6

    Answer by Gal51 at 12:54 PM on Sep. 24, 2010

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